The Canadian New Music Network is thrilled to launch a new MENTORSHIP PROGRAM to support and guide artists and arts workers in the realization of projects related to new creative music and sound. 

Who is it for?

CNMN brings together all those who are interested in creative music and sound practices. This includes performers, composers and creators as well as presenters, producers, curators, educators and arts workers. If you have a new or existing project that could benefit from the guidance of an experienced mentor, this program is for you.

What is it?

Depending on the nature of your project, CNMN will fund one to four sessions with your mentor/coach. If applicable and useful, your mentorship  and/or work will be highlighted on CNMN’s social media and in our communications. This initiative is about making connections between the members of our community and sharing knowledge first — the outcome of the connection is secondary.

How does it work?

In its Pilot phase, CNMN will accept applications on a rolling basis from the beginning of June until August 31, 2020. Applications will be evaluated by the CNMN Board’s Connexions review group, who will also match mentors and mentees. CNMN will facilitate your meetings. The entire process will happen online.


CNMN members (membership is free) can apply for mentorship by sending their CV as well as the following in a single PDF document:

  1. Full name, address and URL
  2. Project title
  3. Project description, including motivation for seeking expertise – maximum 400 words
  4. Project timeline – maximum 100 words


We are eager to hear from arts professionals interested in participating as mentors. Please send your name, a link to your website and a short description of your expertise to add to our directory of mentors. Depending on the nature of the project and the expertise required, the mentorship pool may not be limited to those who have expressed interest in the project.

All questions and applications should be sent directly to Terri Hron.